Activate, Revised and Expanded Edition

An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups

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Build a small group ministry with 100% participation

Want to know how to make your small groups work? Drawing from the startling success of small groups at The Journey Church, Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas debunk the myths, set the record straight, and show how you can implement a healthy small group ministry in your church. Activate offers surprising answers to questions such as

- How do I get 100% of my church involved in small groups?
- How do I recruit and train enough small group leaders?
- How long should a small group last?
- How big should a small group be?
- What is a good structure for small group ministry?
- How do I get small groups involved in serving and evangelism?

Want to get the maximum number of people involved in a dynamic small group ministry no matter what size your church is? These practical strategies will produce life-changing results.

Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. He is the author of more than seventy-five church growth resources and twelve books, including The Generosity Ladder, Maximize, Connect, and Ignite. He is also the founder of ChurchLeaderInsights.com and the Renegade Pastors Network.

Kerrick Thomas is a teaching pastor at The Journey Church and regularly co-leads training events with Nelson Searcy. Prior to his move to New York to plant The Journey, he received a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.


The Authors

  1. Nelson Searcy

    Nelson Searcy

    Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. Started in 2002 in New York City, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently meets in locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Staten...

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  2. Kerrick Thomas

    Kerrick Thomas

    Kerrick Thomas is a teaching pastor at The Journey Church and regularly co-leads training events with Nelson Searcy. Prior to his move to New York to plant The Journey, he received a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

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  3. Jennifer Dykes Henson

    Jennifer Dykes Henson

    Jennifer Dykes Henson is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has served as a writer/producer and ministry consultant to organizations across the East Coast. Jennifer also worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for...

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